Cedric Piromalli & Mitsuaki Matsumoto - A-Plastification LP [rwl003]
Run time 44'17Label / Recorded by
First with words : "a" as a privative affix or as an indefinite article ; next with sounds (from crystal-clear to dull, between harmony and dissonance, from repetitive concrete music to jazz).
This original duet (a franco-italian contemporary jazz pianist at the prepared piano and a japanese sound designer at the electroacoustic device) implicitly asks the eternal question raised by electronic or computerised music : plastic surgery that freezes and dehumanizes or transcendance that elevates music to its organic dimension ?
No answer given (no question asked even) albeit in the music itself, in the comings and goings between mechanical and digital, between percussive sounds and melodic phrases, between explosions and repetitions, in the climaxes and collapses, in the outbursts and the breaking offs, in this perpetual vibration close to quivering. Here, the sound, raw material of music, is soaring even in the silences.